Green spaces and food forests

posted Dec 22, 2009, 12:19 AM by Ania Moniuszko   [ updated Dec 22, 2009, 12:29 AM ]
Creating green spaces in San Francisco by repurposing existing unmaintained streets and alleys.  The video shows proposed visions and possibilities of visioning the new spaces using parametric design, a landscape proposal for each site is tailored to local conditions, optimizing thermal and hydrological performance to enhance the whole city’s ecology—and relieving burdens on existing infrastructure. Local Code’s quantifiable effects on energy usage and stormwater remediation eradicate the need for more expensive, yet invisible, sewer and electrical upgrades. In addition, the project uses citizen participation to conceive a new, more public infrastructure as well —a robust network of urban greenways with tangible benefits to the health and safety of every citizen.